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Into each life some rain must fall, but there’s always new life in spring

As I look back at the year that is quickly passing, I remember with vivid sharpness the final couplet in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Rainy Day." It is half of a quatrain I often heard my mom quoting long before I knew the beloved bard's name.

December 16, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


State helps make SJ County haven for criminals & unscrupulous folks

Manteca is receiving $86,250 from Sacramento to fight crime.

December 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why should schools care more about athletes when it comes to drug use?

Why are high school athletes always placed on a pedestal?

December 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What do federal stimulus funds & tumbleweeds have in common?

Using federal stimulus funds to energize the economy is a bit like using CPR on an elephant 10 days after it died.

December 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Worried about stalkers? Uncle Sam should top your list of fears

Andrew Bell is an East Union High graduate from a few years back.

December 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taxpayers and the price tag for personal salvation

Steve Fossett was a successful American businessman and a multi-millionaire. He also was a risk taker.

December 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s a wonderful time to be a California criminal

The California Department of Corrections website calls it a "historic solution" to solving the problem of prisons being revolving doors for low-level criminals. It is also touted as the "cornerstone" of plans to get inmate population to 137.5 percent of design capacity by June 13, 2013 as ordered by federal courts.

December 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Artificial or real tree: It’s all about learned behavior

Artificial or real. It's the seasonal version of the plastic or paper question.

December 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BATTING THE BREEZE

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following editorial by George Murphy Jr. first appeared in his column, "Batting the Breeze," in the Dec. 28, 1950 issue of the Manteca Bulletin. Murphy, who has since passed away, was publisher of the Bulletin at the time. He also served onboard a ship when Pearl Harbor was attacked 71 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941.

December 06, 2012 | | Local Columns


An incentive plan for increased golf play that makes sense for pro, city

Steve Pinkerton, before he left Manteca to assume city manager duties in Davis - the Sacramento Valley beachhead for Berkeley sensibilities - had a trademark mantra. It was simple and to the point: Things are not going to go back to the way they were before.

December 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The CPUC's push to stop renegade ride sharing via non-regulated apps

Gas - as one billboard along Moffat Boulevard proclaimed last summer - is $1.10 per gallon.

December 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Killing a scorpion, Death Valley, & lessons about life

The great thing about growing old is growing old.

December 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Real-life Santa hospitalized after making donations to feed the hungry

This is my observation of a real-life Santa Claus who continues to touch the hearts of his fellow Mantecans despite a recent medical setback – a true community hero.

November 29, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Be thankful for countless acts of kindness that make us strong

Today is our nation's 223rd Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E is asking for $500 from you to upgrade gas, power system

PG&E, without a doubt, needs billions of dollars to prevent the quasi-monopoly they have been bestowed from plunging the Northern California economy into Third World status.

November 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Increasing safety for pedestrians & bicyclists

The most significant investment in pedestrian and bicycle safety could be made as part of the Union Road and 120 Bypass interchange upgrade.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca firefighters mentor be.tech students

There's definitely excitement for high school ROP students in the Career Technical Education classes assigned to fire stations in Manteca as they shadow firefighters ...

December 04, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


4 LANES FOR MAIN?

During an October workshop the public made it clear - they want four travel lanes on Main Street.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1997: Manteca hires Halford as police chief

10 years ago

December 03, 2017 | | Local Columns


Our ex-presidents’ insincere praise of ‘American generosity’

All five living former Presidents recently came together at a benefit concert for victims of this year's devastating hurricanes. A month earlier, they broadcast ...

December 03, 2017 | | Local Columns


Shop, enjoy holiday cheer during 2-day park event

In the mood to sip Santa's Irish coffee or a Christmas peppermint cookie drink while browsing crafts, clothing and other vendors while browsing for ...

November 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Museum to host open house with visit from Santa Claus

It's Christmas in Manteca Sunday at the downtown museum, where memories of past happy yuletides will come flowing back for those who enjoyed the ...

November 29, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Container yard gets go-ahead for construction

If you build it, they will come.

November 29, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


RUN NOT DONE

Rina's Run may have run its course.

November 29, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Steady rise in Ripon Unified’s enrollment

Ripon Unified's enrollment figures continued its steady rise during the early parts of the 2017-18 school year.

November 29, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Forensic pathologist slams county sheriff

Sheriff Steve Moore is fighting to retain his favorable stance with the San Joaquin County voters seven months before reaching out in an upcoming election ...

November 29, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Bullying laws need context instead of just harsh penalties

Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. The following column first appeared on June 7, 2014

November 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Unified keeps board meetings at council chambers

In recent years, the Ripon Unified school board has conducted most of its monthly meetings in the Council Chambers.

November 27, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Ripon starts season with tree lighting

The Ripon Christmas tree lighting ceremony kicks off the Christmas season in Ripon on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Veterans ...

November 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Firefighters’ feast included smoked turkey

It was a "smoked Thanksgiving turkey" that got the raves at Manteca's Union Road fire station Thursday from family members. The cooks, however, didn ...

November 27, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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